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A monthly podcast about Doug Ford.

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A monthly podcast about Doug Ford.

    Ep. 26 - Tow Truck Mafia

    Ep. 26 - Tow Truck Mafia

    The GTA has become the site of a massive tow truck turf war. Vehicles have been fire-bombed, a law office has been shot up, and cops face criminal charges for their involvement. And the person in charge of reining in the violence and corruption? Doug Ford. Allison and Jonathan talk with Peter Edwards, the Toronto Star’s organized crime reporter, who explains how this tow truck tumult puts everyone at risk.

    Correction (March 17 at 4:06 p.m. EDT): This episode erroneously describes Sol Mamakwa as “Ontario’s first and only Indigenous MPP.” He is, in fact, the second member of a First Nation to sit in the legislature, following Peter North in the 1990s, and serves alongside NDP colleagues Guy Bourgouin (who is Métis) and Suze Morrison (who is of mixed Indigenous and settler heritage).

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    • 31 min
    Ep. 25 - Canary In the Nickel Mine: Laurentian Goes Bust

    Ep. 25 - Canary In the Nickel Mine: Laurentian Goes Bust

    Laurentian University has filed for creditor protection, while another, opening this fall, has attracted just 47 applicants. What is going on with Ontario’s postsecondary sector? And what can the premier’s own brief college experience tell us about his government’s peculiar approach?

    Allison and Jonathan also talk to Alex Usher, president of Higher Education Strategy Associates, about how the whole business model for Ontario’s colleges and universities has changed dramatically in the past several years.

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    • 34 min
    Ep. 24 - The Second Annual Douggie Awards

    Ep. 24 - The Second Annual Douggie Awards

    It’s the second annual Douggie Awards, where Allison and Jonathan take stock of all the hilarity and abject horror that was the Year in Ford. Who carries home the trophies for “Best Sycophant,” “Most Surreal Moment,” and the always-popular “Most Blatant Conflict of Interest”? Take a stroll down the shoddily constructed blue carpet and join us as we celebrate the worst that Ontario has to offer.

    Additional music:

    Isolation Swing by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/61465 Ft: SmoJos

    The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode

    Two Swords by _ghost (c) copyright 2010 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/26146 Ft: rocavaco, redhair

    Moonlight Sonata (Shifting Sun Mix) by Speck (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/speck/57884 Ft: Snowflake

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    • 33 min
    Ep. 23 - Landlord and Tenant Board of Damocles

    Ep. 23 - Landlord and Tenant Board of Damocles

    Doug Ford vowed that those who couldn’t afford rent during the pandemic wouldn’t lose their homes. Instead, he made evictions easier than ever. And now, thanks to online hearings, the bleak indifference of that process is on display for all.

    Allison and Jonathan look at what it means when housing is chiefly seen as an investment, not a right, and how the province has doubled down on facilitating shareholder profits at the expense of tenants who took the premier at his word. They also talk to Bryan Doherty of Keep Your Rent Toronto and Sam Nithiananthan of People’s Defence Toronto, about resistance and solidarity in the face of a real-estate market that’s slowly pushing everyone toward the same cliff.

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    • 47 min
    Ep. 22 - Law & Forder

    Ep. 22 - Law & Forder

    Except when they’re investigating members of his family, Doug Ford really loves the police. So much so that, earlier this year, when calls for defunding became inescapable, he responded by giving them more money.

    In this episode, Allison and Jonathan look at his government’s record on policing, and the extent to which it has and hasn’t reversed recent attempts at reform.

    They also talk to a fifth-grader (but about different things).

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    • 43 min
    Ep. 21 - Epidemiology And The Infinite Sadness

    Ep. 21 - Epidemiology And The Infinite Sadness

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    To be caught off guard by Covid’s first wave was misfortunate. To be caught off guard by its second looks like carelessness.

    Allison and Jonathan look at how Doug Ford’s bungling of the pandemic’s resurgence has squandered any earlier benefit of the doubt. And they talk to Dr. David Fisman, a U of T epidemiologist, whose pointed online criticisms of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer have softened of late — but not because he thinks he’s doing a better job.

    Additional music: Phase 4 by Xylo Ziko.

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    • 49 min

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GRAVE(error) ,

Wow the stupid is strong with this one

I used to enjoy this show. Until I heard a silly sausage say jails should be closed... hmmmmmm 😐 really? You don’t sound equipped to deal with the consequences mate... and then he went on to criticise someone because of “conspiracy theories”
Calling one stupid bad doesn’t make your stupid good.
Judgemental, hypocritical, stoooooopid

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